Vintage Aeroplane Pillow by Kaitlyn Johnson
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Vintage Aeroplane Pillow

December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
12" x 16 " - easily adapted
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This pillow features a unique intarsia/stranded colorwork design on the front, of a vintage airplane. It offers the perfect challenge for knitters who are new to colorwork, and is also interesting enough to hold the attention of experienced knitters.

A fabric back is sewn to the knitted piece, and a zipper is put in the bottom, to make it easy to remove the pillow form. Detailed step-by-step pictures are included in the pattern.

This is a fun pillow to knit, and is very unique in the design and construction. Both the knitter and the recipient of the pillow will find great enjoyment in it!

Gauge is 21 sts = 4 in. worked in stockinette stitch on 4 mm needles.

The yarn used in the sample was Lion Brand Heartland in Acadia (white), Glacier Bay (blue), and Sequoia (brown).

The supplies needed are as follows:

~ 3.5 mm knitting needles
~ 4 mm knitting needles
~ Approximately 110 yards of worsted weight yarn in color A (brown)
~ Approximately 100 yards of worsted weight yarn in color B (white)
~ Approximately 30 yards of worsted weight yarn in color C (blue)
~ Approximately 15 yards of worsted weight yarn in color D (black)
~ Scrap yarn for provisional cast-on
~ Pre-washed and ironed piece of coordinating fabric cut to 12.75” x 16.5”
~ 12” x 16” pillow form
~ 9 in. zipper in coordinating color
~ Darning needle
~ 2 stitch markers
~ Sewing needle
~ Thread in coordinating color
~ Sewing machine or serger (optional)